The Presidio is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. Once inside the gates of this national park, I don’t feel like I live in the city mostly because it’s so quiet. It has everything you would expect from a park – hiking trails, bike paths, beautiful green, and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz.
However, it has become so much more since it was a military post from the late 1700s to the early 1990s. The park is now home to not only San Francisco residents but also the well respected Walt Disney Family Museum and Lucas Film Ltd. as well as many other businesses plus the area boasts a golf course, gym, bowling alley, and locals’ dining gem, The Presidio Social Club. Basically, you could take a day-trip out of San Francisco without actually leaving San Francisco and in my opinion, the Presidio is a worthwhile destination.
For more information about the Presidio, visit the Presidio Trust site.